Easter Play and Craft ideas

March 8, 2018

Different seasons, holidays and events always inspire a mixture of crafts and play activities and Easter is no different. So I wanted to show you just a couple of the things we have been up to recently and I have included a few things from a couple of my favourite bloggers too. These things are relatively cheap to set up and If you order anything from Baker Ross, feel free to use my readers discount of 25% which is just for you guys! So come along and get some ideas for your Easter play.

Sensory Play

For Bridget, I have set up a little sensory play tray for when the bigger two are either at school/preschool or napping so that she can play with it herself. I’ve included a couple of nests and feathers which I picked up from a pound shop, some craft foam shapes that I got from Tesco, some shredded paper and some glittery eggs. I laid it out in the lid of a box and she sat merrily playing with it for quite a while. The different items gave her lots of different textures to explore and she especially liked the rustling of the paper.

Exploring Easter

Craft Time

With the bigger two, I’ve been doing some of the crafts we were sent from Baker Ross. Dexter and Paisley have really enjoyed scratching off these eggs to make colourful patterns and they can be left to confidently get on with it. Dexter more-so than Pais but she’s still pretty good. They currently each have one on their bedroom door with their names on.

As well as that, we have been making some stained glass eggs. These were also sent to us from Baker Ross and come in a pack of 6 for £3.75. As I mentioned, you can use LESLIE25 at the checkout and get 25% off too, just for being a reader of mine!
These are slightly trickier, great for older children and perfect for doing together. All you need to add is scissors and glue. (But use a glue stick rather than wet glue as we found it made the card curl up when it dried)

Decorated Eggs

Over the past 3, no 4, no.. ermmmm… Over recent years, We have regularly taken part in the preschool decorated egg/bonnet competition. It’s such a large preschool that the award/prize giving lasts a whole morning and there are so many categories. We generally enter one for whichever child I have at the preschool, then there is parents, siblings and mums & tots categories – And those are just the ones we qualify for! Each class then has its own category and the staff have one too. Anyway, I digress… Below is one of Paisley’s attempt at egg decorating from 2 years ago.  Every year is a new challenge to try and top the year before. We’ve not even thought about this years yet so I really need to pull my finger out!

Story Time

My friend Julie has a series on her blog whereby she reads a book with her daughter and then they do a craft or activity together, relating to that book. I absolutely love the series and its a great way of bringing books to life and encouraging a love of reading with the little ones. Recently they have covered ‘We’re going on an egg hunt’ and then created cute little Easter Bonnets. It’s a lovely idea and very cute and simple craft to enjoy together too. Have a look here

Easter Playdough

Easter Play Dough – invitation to play

Claire from the Ladybirds Adventure has been enjoying some Easter Themed Playdough with her daughter. Dexter loves playdough but just recently, Paisley has decided she always wants to eat it so poor Dexter doesn’t get to play with it that much. I love the way Claire has themed hers just but adding different tools and items. and keeping it on a tray is such a clever idea!

Easter Basket.

Of course, if you do decide to go on an egg hunt this Easter, you’re going to need a basket. Wouldn’t it be great to make one? Kerry from Blissful Domestication made this one out of a couple of paper plates! So simple, have a look how she did it here.

If you have enjoyed this seeing our Easter play activities in the post and would like some more, you could also check out my ‘things to do in spring for little or no money‘ post

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  • Reply Kerry March 9, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    There are some great ideas here, thanks for the inclusion x

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 9, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      You’re welcome. Glad you enjoyed it

  • Reply Sara | mumturnedmom March 13, 2018 at 1:08 pm

    A great collection of ideas 🙂 Love the stained glass eggs!

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 14, 2018 at 9:50 am

      YEah I really like those too. They come recommended 🙂

  • Reply Marylin March 13, 2018 at 1:18 pm

    So many great ideas here! <3

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 14, 2018 at 9:50 am

      Thank you, and thanks for sharing 🙂

  • Reply lasikland March 16, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Thank you for your hard work

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

      You’re welcome. Thank you for reading

  • Reply A Mum Track Mind March 16, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Oh I loved these ideas! Have saved to my Pinterest board for Easter crafts – thanks for the inspo 🙂

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

      Ohh Lovely, Thank you for sharing

  • Reply claire | the ladybirds adventures March 17, 2018 at 7:38 am

    I love these ideas. We have the egg hunt book too. Thanks for featuring one of mine.

    • Reply Leslie Rickerby March 17, 2018 at 11:38 am

      You’re welcome 🙂
      I actually nearly bought that book last week too!

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